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Seated Leg Extensions with Band Exercise

Seated Leg Extensions with Band

Starting Position Sit on the edge of a chair or bench, feet flat and back straight. Place one end of the resistance band either under your right foot or wrapped around the rear left chair leg (not pictured). Make a loop at the opposite end and place it around your right ankle. Grasp sides of chair with your hands for support. Keep left foot flexed and thigh just slightly lifted off the chair seat.

Action EXHALE: Straighten left knee until fully extended (paralled to floor),
but not locked.

INHALE: Bend knee to return to starting position to complete one rep.

Finish all reps on one leg and then switch sides.

Special Instructions Keep back straight and supported (if possible) by the back of a chair/bench.

Make it harder: Step left leg closer on the band to right ankle; Do more than one lift at the top of the motion before lowering to start.

Make it easier: Step left foot farther away from right for less resistance.

Muscles Worked: Quads